Danny Biega

#9 Danny Biega

Position Defense
Height 6'0"
Weight 200
Shoots Right
Born Sept. 29, 1991
Birthplace Montreal, Quebec
Drafted CAR 2010 (3rd, 67th)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Salisbury School High-CT   26 4 13 17 -   - - - - -
2008-09 Salisbury School High-CT   29 8 14 22 -   - - - - -
2009-10 Harvard NCAA   32 5 4 9 47   - - - - -
2010-11 Harvard NCAA   34 11 19 30 34   - - - - -
2011-12 Harvard NCAA   34 10 25 35 41   - - - - -
2012-13 Harvard NCAA   32 2 9 11 43   - - - - -
  Charlotte AHL   1 0 0 0 0   3 0 2 2 8
2013-14 Charlotte AHL   65 3 15 18 22   - - - - -
2014-15 Charlotte AHL   69 2 12 14 89   - - - - -
  Carolina NHL   10 0 2 2 0   - - - - -
2015-16 Charlotte AHL   27 3 5 8 40   - - - - -
AHL TOTALS   162 8 32 40 151   3 0 2 2 8
NHL TOTALS   10 0 2 2 0   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   172 8 34 42 151   3 0 2 2 8


Danny Biega
Finished the 2015-16 season ranked fifth among Checkers defensemen in all-time games played (162) ... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 3/13/13


Brother Alex is a defenseman in the Vancouver Canucks organization and another brother, Marc, is a defenseman at Merrimack College … Skipped 11th grade so he could play with Alex and their oldest brother, Michael, at Harvard … Grew up as a fan of the Detroit Red Wings and his favorite player was Nicklas Lidstrom ... Enjoys cheering for the NFL's New England Patriots ... Is a fan of country singer Luke Bryan, the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the TV show Suits ... Enjoys reading when he's not at the rink ... His favorite food is Chinese and he lists his biggest talent outside of hockey as golf.


Completed his third professional season and third with the Checkers … Matched his career high in goals (3) despite only playing in 27 games … Tied for first among team defensemen with at least 20 games played with a plus-5 rating … Earned his first NHL recall of the season on 10/9 but did not dress for the Hurricanes … Returned to Charlotte on 10/10 … Set a career high with three points (1g, 2a) in his second game of the season at MIL (10/16) … Assisted on David Wohlberg’s empty-net goal at GR (10/23) … Recorded his second multi-point game of the season with an assist and the game-tying goal at LE (10/31) … Scored six of his eight points on the season during the month of October … Missed four games due to injury from 11/7-11/14 … Scored his third goal of the season vs. IA (11/28) … Assisted on Sergey Tolchinsky’s opening goal at SJ (12/30) … Suffered an injury at ONT (1/3) and missed the final 44 games of the season.


Completed his second professional season and second with the Checkers while also appearing at the NHL level for the first time … Ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 89 penalty minutes, up from 22 in his rookie season … Was seventh on the team and second among defensemen with 113 shots on goal … Assisted on Greg Nemisz’ goal to earn his first point of the season at IA (10/25) … Had the primary assist on Brendan Woods’ opening goal to record his first career shorthanded point vs. TEX (11/10) … Posted a goal, an assist and a season-high, plus-3 rating in a 6-4 loss at OKC (11/21) … Picked up his first career fighting major with a bout against Joseph Cramarossa at NOR (12/10) … Scored his first career power-play goal, also his second career game-winner and first of the season, vs. OKC (12/18) … Recorded his first multi-assist game of the season with a pair of helpers vs. TOR (1/16) … Assisted on Trevor Carrick’s opening goal at NOR (1/21), giving him points in consecutive games for the first and only time this season … Took a career-high 12 penalty minutes (roughing, game misconduct – third man in) at TEX (1/31) … Set up Alex Aleardi’s game-winning goal at LE (2/10) … Recalled to the NHL for the first time in his career on 3/18 and made his debut for Carolina in his hometown of Montreal on 3/19 … Assisted on Elias Lindholm’s goal just 2:01 into the game to record his first NHL point in just his second game vs. NYR (3/21) … Logged an NHL season-high 19:45 of ice time vs. CHI (3/23) … Assisted on Nathan Gerbe’s goal vs. BOS (3/29) … Returned to Charlotte on 4/8 after recording two assists in 10 games with Carolina.


Spent the entirety of his first professional season with the Checkers … Ranked third among Checkers rookies with 15 assists and 18 points … Made his season debut in the opening-night victory at OKC (10/4) … Picked up his first professional point in the regular season with an assist on Mark Flood’s power-play goal at GR (10/25) … Assisted on Flood’s power-play goal with one second remaining in the second period vs. RFD (12/7) … Returned to the lineup vs. TEX (1/17) after missing 11 consecutive games due to injury …. Assisted on Rask’s goal and was plus-2 vs. TEX (1/18) … Picked up an assist on Justin Shugg’s goal, was plus-2 and fired a career-high five shots on goal vs. OKC (1/23) … Assisted on Zach Boychuk’s power-play goal to record points in consecutive games (2a) for the first time in his career vs. OKC (1/24) … Became the third Checkers player to score his first two professional goals in the same game (Jeremy Welsh, Beau Schmitz) with a pair of tallies at ABB (2/5) … Assisted on Michal Jordan’s goal to extend his point streak to a career-long three games (2g, 2a) vs. OKC (2/7) … Set up Shugg’s goal vs. ABB (2/16), giving him eight points (2g, 6a) in his last 12 games since 1/18 … Had the primary assist on an eventual game-winning goal by Brody Sutter at HER (3/1) … Broke a 2-2 tie just 48 seconds into the third period of an eventual 5-2 win for his first career game-winning goal and was plus-2 vs LE (3/15) … Recorded his second career multi-point game with a pair of assists at OKC (4/6) … Picked up his third assist in his last two games with a helper vs. GR (4/10).


Joined the Checkers on an amateur tryout contract at the conclusion of his collegiate career at Harvard … Made his professional debut vs. NOR (3/12), but suffered an upper-body injury in the first period and missed the remainder of the regular season … Played three of Charlotte's five Calder Cup Playoff games, recording two points, both assists, to tie for second among team defensemen in scoring … Entered the lineup for Game 2 at OKC (4/27), his first game played since suffering an upper-body injury in his professional debut on 3/13 … Had two assists in the Checkers' Game 3 victory vs. OKC (5/1), his first professional points, and was plus-2 with six penalty minutes. One of his assists came on the power play.


Had 85 points (28g, 57a) and 165 penalty minutes in 132 career collegiate games over four seasons with Harvard ... Led Harvard defensemen in scoring for the third consecutive season with 10 points (2g, 8a) in his senior campaign … Named an NCAA East First-Team All-American and to the ECAC First All-Star Team after establishing career highs in assists (25) and points (35) during his junior season with Harvard… Also selected to the CCM Hockey All-America first team, named ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman, ECAC Hockey Championship All-Tournament and a unanimous first-team All-Ivy League selection in his junior season … Runner-up in voting for ECAC Hockey Player of the Year in his junior season … Ranked second among NCAA defensemen in points per game (1.03), and 20th among all skaters with 0.74 assists per game in his junior season. Posted the highest point total (35) by a Harvard defenseman since 1993-94 (Sean McCann, 39) and highest assist total (25) by any Harvard player since 2002-03… Played the point on the nation's No. 1 power play (27.3 percent), skated on the Crimson's top defensive pair and earned a team-high plus-14 rating in his junior season … Was named a first-team All-Ivy League, second-team ECAC All-League and New England All-Star selection after totaling 30 points (11g, 19a) during his sophomore season at Harvard in 2010-11… Also received the 2010-11 John Tudor Memorial Cup as Harvard's Most Valuable Player after leading all Crimson skaters in points and assists and ranking tied for second on the team in goals… Was one of three defensemen in the nation to lead his team in scoring in 2010-11, and ranked seventh among NCAA defensemen in points per game (0.88)… Was the first defenseman to lead Harvard in scoring since Mark Fusco in 1981-82 ... Led Harvard defensemen with five goals in 32 games during his freshman season with the Crimson in 2009-10… Was teammates with his older brothers, Alex and Michael, marking the second time in Harvard history three brothers played on the same squad ... Was named ECAC Rookie of the Week on 3/8/10.

High School

Spent two seasons at Salisbury School (CT) prior to his freshman season at Harvard… Captained Salisbury School to a New England prep title in 2009… Was named Defenseman of the Year and a New England Prep All-Star… Also lettered in soccer and crew at Salisbury School.